Stomach and jaw pain dominated calls to telephone helpline NHS Direct over Christmas, statistics show.

Vomiting, toothache and diarrhoea were also among the top 10 reasons for calling the helpline in England.

Over the whole of 2006 the service received around 7 million calls, while during the Christmas period there were a quarter of a million inquiries. The busiest day was 30 December, when there were nearly 35,000 calls.

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Stomach and jaw pain dominated calls to telephone helpline NHS Direct over Christmas, statistics show.

Vomiting, toothache and diarrhoea were also among the top 10 reasons for calling the helpline in England.

Over the whole of 2006 the service received around 7 million calls, while during the Christmas period there were a quarter of a million inquiries. The busiest day was 30 December, when there were nearly 35,000 calls.

Read more here